At the age of 13, Phil Anselmo dove headfirst into what he knew to be his true calling: heavy metal. "I was playing my first gigs before I was barely a teenager," admits Anselmo. "I'll put it like this: I used to come home from school, and practice Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East live record, ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been catching some serious heat over the way his office handled the search for missing hiker Christopher Hensley. The PCSO's own search crew combed the Superstition Mountains for days. But it was Superstition Search and Rescue, a private, all-volunteer team ouste ... More >>
We're not entirely sure what separates good accountants from bad accountants, but we can say with some certainty that only a terrible accountant would get caught stealing cash several times.That said, 39-year-old west Valley accountant Michelle Hice is allegedly a terrible accountant.
Don Kenney, the former "quarterback" of one of Arizona's most notorious scandals, AzScam, stole his son's personal info in 1998 to work as a real-estate broker in San Diego.This month, following a brief expose by former Arizona Republic reporter Lily Leung, Kenney's son agreed to surrender the real- ... More >>
The video above is a rambling from Congressman-turned-lobbyist-turned-Congressional candidate Matt Salmon, giving his glowing review of an organization founded by an extremely wealthy fellow who's done some prison time, wears a cape, thinks he's the second coming of Christ, and believes crosses on c ... More >>
Here's something that was expected from the Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma beating Connecticut by 28 points. Here's something unexpected from the Fiesta Bowl: Their employees have allegedly been running a scheme to reimburse illegal campaign contributions (among other accounts of contemptuous courtship w ... More >>
Steve MoakThe Arizona Capitol Times has declared a new frontrunner in the crowded District 3 Congressional primary.Businessman Steve Moak, the paper claims, has taken over for Ben Quayle as the leader in the 10-person race.Check out the Cap Times' assessment of the race after the jump.
Rick Renzi A federal jury yesterday handed a guilty verdict to Rick Renzi's accountant, Dwayne Lequire, for embezzling $796,000 from the former Congressman's company -- and conspiring with Renzi to do it. He faces up to 85 years in prison when he's sentenced on October 18. Th ... More >>
What a scammer! Timothy Keay Isaac, 47, pleaded guilty today in federal court to a slew of charges related to his illicit company, which brought into the country a Chinese Viagra-like drug without prescriptions. But this is the part that bugs us: In 2006, Isaac applied for disability benefits from ... More >>
President Barack Obama deftly turned an embarrassment for Arizona State University into a theme for his commencement speech on Wednesday, urging students to never stop "adding to your body of work."The reference was to a statement made by ASU spokeswoman Sharon Keeling when asked why the univer ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons The soon-to-be-unemployed Bob Melvin. Two years ago Arizona Diamondbacks skipper Bob Melvin was the National League's manager of the year. And now he's (reportedly) toast. KTAR sports jock John Gambadoro (of Gambo & Ash fame) is reporting that Melvin will be axed as soo ... More >>
Irony of the Day: A Tucson police lieutenant stole $560,000 in money seized from criminals under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act over the course of four years, gambling most of it away. Richard Garcia, 47, admitted to the crime in federal court ... More >>
When a career courthouse scam artist joins forces with a top Arizona criminal defense attorney, it ain't pretty
Letters from the week of December 18, 2003
With "Beers For My Horses," Willie Nelson proves attempts to mummify him are premature
Threats, fines and force: The city of Phoenix stops at nothing to revive a troubled community
Back with what may be his best album, Texas treasure Delbert McClinton looks back on five decades of music making
The new glass-and-steel federal courthouse shatters the image that government structures have to be stodgy
Christopher Walken steals heist-driven The Opportunists
It's not called est anymore, but you can still be ridiculed into self-awareness in just one expensive weekend
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The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.
54's version of "Disco Inferno" is more like heck than Hell
Witty Last Days of Disco calls it a night
For the Baptist Foundation of Arizona--and its baffling insider real-estate deals--the devil's in the details
A New Times Investigation First in a Series
The Open Door is supposed to be a haven for battered women. Instead, the operators have wasted much of their energy--and money--abusing one another.
TANYA BECKER WANTED A NICE RENTER FOR HER HOME. SHE WOUND UP WITH A REAL-LIFE "PACIFIC HEIGHTS" TENANT
RUBY DOMINGUEZ PUT HER HEART AND SOUL INTO THE ARIZONA MUSIC CENTER. IT WASN'T ENOUGH.
J.D. RAN HIMSELF UP A FLAGPOLE. BUT NOBODY SALUTED.